How do you make your passwords more secure?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2019 14:04:43 AEDT

It's an important question, considering weak password hygiene is still one of the top factors exploited by cybercriminals when they're looking to hack into accounts. 

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Why is being cyber-savvy & security conscious critical for today's professionals?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 26 September 2019 17:04:18 AEST

Last month, we shared an exclusive Q&A discussion between our CEO Craig McDonald, and Angus Mansfield, Managing Director of XCentral as part of a special feature during Scams Awareness Week 2019. 

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What are YOUR cybersecurity concerns?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 September 2019 10:10:42 AEST

$95,650,063 – the amount Australians have lost from scams this year, according to the ACCC.

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Scams Awareness Week 2019: Q&A with MailGuard and XCentral

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 August 2019 11:42:24 AEST

Running from 12-16 August, the ACCC’s annual Scams Awareness Week aims to minimise the impact of scams on the community by raising awareness and promoting education about ways to detect and avoid scams.

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Think your business is too smart to fall for a scam?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 August 2019 12:54:48 AEST

It's an important question, considering it's highly likely that your business will get hit by a scam at some point or another. 

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Think you’re smart enough to spot an email scam?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 02 August 2019 11:03:54 AEST

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A plain-text email purporting to be from Dropbox asking you to upgrade your account. A super legitimate-looking email supposedly from Netflix directing you to sign in to unlock new benefits. A notification apparently from EnergyAustralia with your latest bill attached.

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eFax becomes latest victim of brandjacking

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 October 2018 15:40:42 AEDT

Do not be fooled if you receive a legitimate-looking email from eFax informing you of a new fax delivery. The email is a fraud and could possibly infect your computer.

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Do not panic: AFP impersonated in latest infringement notice email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 12 October 2018 16:40:27 AEDT

If you have been summoned by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to appear in court via an email today, you may have received a hoax notice. Having brandjacked AFP, cybercriminals are sending emails informing recipients that they are guilty of a law violation.

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Scam email from ‘Admin Center’ claims your ‘Mailbox failed to sync’

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 September 2018 16:00:14 AEST

Early Tuesday (AEST), MailGuard commenced blocking a new scam email disguised as a fake Office 365 notification, that links to a phishing site. 

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Watch out for fake “accountant” notification emails

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 August 2018 14:32:03 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack (shown above) telling the recipient they have been sent an invoice by an accountant.

“React promptly to download the invoice,” the deceptive message advises.

Clicking on the link takes the victim of this scam to a malicious website containing a hidden malware payload.

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Phoney QuickBooks email used in new fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 14:51:37 AEST

If you’ve seen this email in your inbox, best to delete it immediately. It’s a new scam using forged QuickBooks branding to try and trick people into clicking through to a malicious website.

MailGuard has detected multiple variants of this attack, using different company names and sender address domains.

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Office 365 branding exploited in new phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 August 2018 12:23:24 AEST

 

Microsoft’s stature as a trusted household name makes them a lucrative brandjacking target for cybercriminals.

This latest phishing attack - shown in the screenshot above - uses the “Office 365” trademark to persuade recipients that the email is legitimate and get them to click on the “recover messages” link.

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Telstra's trademarks exploited in new email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 July 2018 09:54:27 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack using Telstra branding to try and deceive victims.

As you can see from the screenshot above, this email scam is quite well designed and makes use of extensive graphical elements.

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New phishing attack using forged AVG branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 July 2018 11:06:27 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new scam that is using fake AVG branding to try and trick victims.

“Your email account has been BLACKLISTED,” the message warns the recipient, “our service team will terminate its service within 24hrs…”

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Fake LinkedIn network request is a phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 July 2018 13:25:50 AEST

If you get a LinkedIn networking invitation from “Professor Barry James Marshall” in your inbox don’t click.

MailGuard has discovered that the fake LinkedIn notification email shown in the screenshot above, is actually a phishing scam designed to harvest your LinkedIn login credentials.

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